People often assume BOTOX injections are only used to diminish facial wrinkles, however, BOTOX has made major strides in vision improvement as well. Dr. Jay Rigney Eye Care and Eyewear offers BOTOX injections both to improve eyesight and to reduce those frustrating lines on the upper face and around the eyes. Residents of Owasso, OK and the surrounding area visit Dr. Rigney for safe and effective BOTOX injections for both cosmetic and therapeutic use. BOTOX, also known as botulinum toxin (BTX), is a neurotoxic protein that treats overactive muscles. In the cosmetic industry, it is used to diminish lines and wrinkles along the forehead, between the brows, and to treat Crow's feet. For vision health, Dr. Rigney uses BOTOX to treat a number of conditions, including muscle spasms, eye twitching, crossed eyes, excessive blinking, blurred vision (diplopia), and in some patients, migraines.
How BOTOX Works
BOTOX effectively blocks signals from the underlying nerves to the muscles that make facial expressions and eye movement so that the injected muscles cannot contract. This effect causes wrinkles on the surface to become relaxed and appear softer, but it also helps control spasms and other uncontrolled movements. For this reason, BOTOX is a favorite procedure in the nonsurgical anti-aging industry, as well as for medical professionals. One specific eye problem treated by BOTOX is strabismus. This is a condition that causes the eyes to look inward, or cross-eyed, or even to look outward. This condition can sometimes lead to vision loss, double vision, or trouble with depth perception. BOTOX helps to control eye movement by targeting two distinct muscles, which allows the gaze to stay straight, and work in unison instead of against each other. The same effect from BOTOX helps with uncontrollable eye twitching and excessive blinking.
"I've been to Dr. Rigneys twice now and highly recommend him. I get right in and right out, everything runs on time, and he still schedules enough time to meticulously check my eyes. He really takes time to talk to you and get it right. His office and staff are warm and caring. It's a comfortable environment and I have always felt like they are really taking care of me. Choosing glasses with Tim is a fun experience and I feel so confident wearing the glasses he helped me choose. I also really appreciate that after I got my contacts, Dr. Rigney had me come back to check on them to make sure they were working and make any changes if necessary. From the exam to picking up my glasses and contacts Dr. Rigney is the best. 5 ?????"- S.A. / Facebook / Aug 25, 2017
"Dr. Rigney is amazing! My niece was there for her annual visit....he did her eye scans and noticed something and wanted her to get an MRI....he continued to research and consult after her appointment and then said it needed to be emergency....not only did he help make this happen, he repeatedly checked in on Addison while she was in the hospital, as well as with physicians involved....and he has continued to do so!!! (she was diagnosed with pseudotumor cerebri) he has been such a blessing and we feel the only one out of all involved who genuinely seems concerned with Addison’s health and recovery! He continues to monitor her and keep in touch and update everyone else involved!! (His staff is great too) we were happy with them before but the above and beyond care has blown us away and we are forever grateful! We highly recommend Dr. Rigney!"- A.T. / Google / Jun 14, 2019
"I have been a patient of Dr. Rigney’s for over 20 years. I highly recommend his services. Dr. Rigney and Tim have both taken the time to thoroughly explain any question I have had. They have gone out of their way to help me get replacement glasses when I had trouble with the frames that I had chosen. Over the past 20+ years I have been completely satisfied."- G.W. / Facebook / May 29, 2019
"Very good exam , his helper was very good also . I was totally impressed with the whole experience ! I'm 74 and get real anxious @ eye exams but he made me feel very comfortable !!!"- L.J. / Facebook / Sep 11, 2020
"I have been using Dr. Rigney since I was a kid. Now my kids go to him too. He is a wonderful family man and understanding of kids needs. My oldest is autistic and Dr Rigney is so calm and direct. it's really is awesome to watch my child be completely comfortable there! He takes time to explain any changes in vision on a level that is easy to understand. Frames are a bit expensive but good quality and brands. Office staff is amazing and Tim is an insurance wizard!"- Anonymous / Healthgrades / Jun 06, 2020
What to Expect
BOTOX injections are administered with care during a procedure that normally takes just a few minutes. No anesthesia is required because a very fine needle is used. Because it is injected into specific muscles, patients experience minimal discomfort. It normally takes about 7 - 10 days for the injections to take their full effect. From a cosmetic standpoint, lines and wrinkles will appear smooth and soft. From a medical standpoint where vision is concerned, when the muscles under the surface become stable, many of the symptoms being to ease. Over time, roughly around 3 - 4 months, BOTOX does begin to wear off. Many of Dr. Rigney's patients return for new injections throughout the year to keep their results fresh, and to prevent frustrating symptoms from returning.
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Are you considering cosmetic or therapeutic Botox injections? Please contact Dr. Rigney Eye Care and Eyewear at 539-302-9511 for a full eye examination and review of your medical history.